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THK A1WUB. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24. 1801.
Published Daily and Weekly t 162t Second At
enue. Rock Island, J 11.
J. W. Potter,
Tanas Daily, 60c per month; Weekly, fS.OO
All communication of a critical or argnmenta
tlTe character, political or religious, min have
real name attached for publication. No nch arti
tlclea will be printed over fictitious signatures -Anonymoai
communications not noticed.
Correfpondenoa solicited from every township
la Bock laland coanty.
- WKDNK8DAT, JfJHB 24, 1801 .
Hth Tariff dropped dead in the
Chicago Derby Saturday. Do you see tbe
warning J Coming erects, etc.
The president ia at Cape May Point
and Blaine is at Bar Harbor, still, notes
the Philadelphia Record, the perverse and
ungrateful republic care more to hear
news from Bar Harbor than from Cape
Tbe Albany Argus thinks tbat Post
master General Wanamaker might intro
duce a feature of unusual interest on next
Sunday by tellinc his Bethany Sunday
school pupils what he knows about
"cracking" the Keystone bank in Phil
The death of ex-Senator McDonald,
which occurred in Indianapolis last night,
deprives the democrats of Indiana of
their greatest leader and the state of one
of its most prominent and honorable citi
zens. During his long and useful life
Mr. McDonald held many important of
fices,' and in each and all he was faithful
to his trust. Conscientious fidelity to
duty was his distinguishing characteristic
as a public man. He was honest, capable,
and faithful to tbe constitution, fully
meeting tbe Jeffersonian test, and he
early and deservedly won and to the day
of bis death retained tbe respect of In
diana and of the country. Senator Mc
Donald was great in the best sense of tbe
IThoae Tariff Viaxrain.
Indianapolis Sentinel: The New York
Press' daily diagram seems to be a daily
fraud. A good many of the stories
wbich the Press thinks to make impres
sive by the use of diagrams have been
shown up, atdit may safely be assumed
as to any of tbem, in tbe absence of con
clusive evidence to the contrary, that it
is either wholly false or one of those half
truths wbich are worse than square lies .
Recently tbe Press published, with a
diagram, tbe following:
A "high tariff democrat" rends na word of a
firm of lurpe manufacturer of flannel at Laporte,
Ind.. whose boomer baa been so stimulated by
tbe passage of tbe McKtnley bill tbat the coot of
manufacturing ba been rednced. Tberare now
able to offer, and are offering, flannels which tbey
old at 60 cents a yard lwt year, at 47 cente a yard
The Sentinel has been at some pains to
investigate this matter, and as the resul
of its inquiries is able to say: t
1. Tbat if there is a single high tariff
democrat a. Laporte bis identity is not
known to tbe people of tbat city.
2. Tbe best flannels made only retail
at 40 cents a yard, as everybody can
demonstrate by inquiry at any dry gocds
The Press says the Laporte flannels
have been reduced from 60 to 47 cents.
When wool was $1 a pound during the
war flannel only sold for 57 cents, and it
sold from tbe Laporte mills as low as 50
cents. We are assured tbat flannel was
sever sold as high as 60 cents.
8. There has been no reduction in tbe
prices of tbe flannels made at Laporte
since tbe McEmley law took effect, and
no change except that trade is a little
duller than usual and tbe mills have been
shut down for some time. Tbe price of
flannels is 30 cents a yard f.r tbe best
grades, weighing from four to four and a
half ounces per yard, and that has been
the average price for many years. Wool
at Laporte is bringing the same prices as
last year from 20 to 25 cents per pound.
The Laporte mill men buy mostly at
Chicago, where they have large assort
ments to select from. Tbe Char Lake
woolen miils sell entirely to jobbers.
Marshall Field & Co. taking tbe bulk of
their product. Tbey get 27 to 27 J cents
a yard instead of 47 cents as stated by
tbe Press, and this is the price tbey have
been getting for several years.
4. The letter to wbich tbe Press re
fers was evidently not written from La
porte, becaue it speaks of the Fox
Brothers as tbe proprietors of one of tbe
Laporte woolen mills. There was such
a firm, but it was dissolved six years ago,
since wbich time S. Fox has been tbe
sole proprietor of the mill.
Tbat able journal, the Laporte Argus,
reprints the Press' story and, among
other things, 'says:
Thia will indeed lie news to the peoplp of La
porte. The mills have been standing still ;and It
is understood here to be becuust- of an unusually
liktlit demand for flannels. Jieeidus this there bus
tx en no reduction in the price of flannel made:
here, and tnt re ni vcr was a yard of such flunuel
as i made here tbat sold for BO cents.
The whole report is a fake and the "High Tariff
Democrat" is purely an imaginary beiniL'. or some
"smart Aleck republican, who is "intoxicated by
the exuberance of his own verbosity." Bere,
where all the fact are known, this story !will cre
ate a broad grin, bnt it is safe to say nobody will
expect an Increase In wires from the ereat flannel
boom "caused by the McKtnley bill." Neither
will tbe farmers rush into town with wool to get
tbe increased price, because "tbe Iucreused price"
li not yet visible to tbe eye of the honest Kramer
We have gone into some detail in ex
posing tbis fraud, because the opportun
ity to procure the exact facts was so
good. We dare say that if all tbe New
York Press' so called "tariff pictures"
were looked into as closely tbe results
would be the same. Tbe Press evidently
manufactures its 'facts"(T), or else i'
obtains them from others who do.
The Uerlvatlon of Calico.
The word calico has a queer origin.
Many centuries ago the first monarch of
the Province of Malabar gave to one of bis
chiefs, as a reward for distinguished ser
vices, his sword and all the land within, tbe
limits of which a cock crowing at a certain
temple could be heard. From this circum
stance the town wbich grew up in tbe cen
ter of this territory was called Calicoda, or
the cock of crowing. Afterward it was
called Caltcut, and from this place the first
cotton goods were imported into England,
learing the name of calico. Detroit Free
Striking Peculiarities of These Forma
tions Tbe Cause of the Balancing.
The so called "balanced rocks" are not
very uncommon, and are found in nearly
all countries. Some of these are of glacial
origin, having been left in their peculiar
position by the melting of the glacier which
brought them from some distant locality,
while others have been carved out on the
spot by the destructive action of the ele
ments, especially by the erosive effect of
sand blown by tbe wind, this natural sand
blast having an almost irresistible power.
The straDgely carved rock formations of
Colorado and tbe Rocky mountains are
due to this cause, while the glacierbjrne
bowlders are more common in Xew Eng
land and sections of the country lying
north of the Ohio river.
THE BALANCED KOCK OF TAXPIL.
The remarkable example shown in the
cut, reproduced from La Nature, occurs at
sanlil, South America, now Buenos Ayres.
The Popular Science News says that the
most striking peculiarity of this and other
balanced stones is the fact that they can
readily be made to move or oscillate by the
application of a comparatively weak force.
The stone of Tandil, for instance, can be
moved by pushing it with a single .finger;
but the center of gravity is so low that
only a small amount of vibration can be
produced, and it would not be possible to
overturn it by any ordinary means. The
cause of the balancing of these rocks is not
very mysterious. It is simply a case of nat
ural balancing, due to the shape of the
rock and the force of gravitation.
The Main Belt in a Mill.
Frequently the oscillations of the main
belt in a mill come in unison with the
beat of the engine, and a perceptible slap
ping about of the belt is noticeable, says
the London Artisan. The beat of an en
gine will often come in sympathy with the
sway of the building, and so increase it as
to be very perceptible. If this were con
tinually going on in exact time it would
become so great in time as to be danger
ous, but one or the other gets ahead and
mixes the movement, so that it gradually
ceases until they are again in unison. If
the speed of the engine is changed in either
case the swaying will be kept mixed all the
time instead of occasionally. On long
lines of shafting this will appear also, the
pull on tbe belt at the commencement of
the stroke being in unison with the spring
of the shaft, thus causing a marked oscil
lation. The same remedy is applied here
to mix the two movements purposely and
the trouble is partly if not entirely re
moved. Glass for Optical Purpose.
A new method fo? the preparation of
glass for optical purjKises has been devised
in Sweden, and, according to a foreicrj ex
change, has met with marked success. The
main improvement is said to consist in
adding to the composition of the glass cer
tain quantities of phosphorus and chlorine,
which impart to it an absolute transpar
ency, great hardness and susceptibility of
the finest polish. For achromatic lenses
and fine, optical instruments this glass is
far superior to any make hitherto known,
and it is said that the power of microscopic
lenses can be greatly increased by this pro
cess. Electric Light IHiuiuiahed by Smoke.
Through experiments made by English
military authorities it has been found that
whenever the atmosphere is laden with
smoke or mist the power of an electric
light is greatly diminished by crossing the
beam of light by that of another at a cer
tain angle. At the point of intersection
the illuminated space is practically made a
screen. The Industrial World says that it
is proposed to utilize this knowledge, since
the electric beam can thus be made to serve
as a screen, back of which tactical opera
tions might b conducted in secret.
A Head of Clover.
An enthusiast on the subject states that
each head of clover is composed of about
sixty distinct flower tubes, and -each of
these contains sugar not to exceed the five
hundredth part of a grain. The proboscis
of the honey bee must therefore be inserted
into D00 clover tul)es before one grain of
sugar can be obtained. There are 7,000
grains in a pound, and as honey contains
three-fourths of its weight ol dry sugar,
each pound of clover honey would repre
sent the insertion of its proboscis into
2,500,000 clover heads.
Double apples are occasionally found.
These, explains Professor Bailey in The
American Garden, are formed by t he union
of two flowers. Some varieties have a ten
dency toward such monstrosities.
A DOUBLE APPLE CUT IS HALF.
As a rule double apples are not sym
metrical. One part usually far outgrows
the other, as in the cut, which is from a
drawing sent by a California correspond
ent to Professor Bailey.
Cast Iron Columns,
The Safety Valve says: It is hard to un
derstand the present action of western
builders in substituting steel for cast iron
colum na. Cast iron stands a greater crush
ing stain than steel more than twice as
much it does not corrode as quickly as
steel, possesses more than double the sup
porting strength of steel, and, last, it does
not cost more than half as much.
WHIST PLAYIUO ON TRAINS.
Commuter Who "Kill Time" Daily with
Cards and Have a Special Car.
Regular travelers to and from their
homes in the suburban towns, and some of
them far beyond the actual boundaries of
the suburbs of New York city, must ob
serve the rush and push of the commuters
who get on the railroad trains at the vari
ous stations, each with a set purpose of
passing the interval of time in what he
considers the most profitable way. Some
will make a rush for a full seat in the reg
ular coaches, and if another person espe
cially a woman with a babe and three or
four bundles in her lap drops in tbe seat
beside him his brow will roll itself into
These men will employ themselves read
ing the morning newspaper, and perhaps a
few will sit and simply look vacant or drop
off into a nap. Others will make a dive for I
the smoking car or the baggage car, and it ' i . i 1 1 j j 1 j
KiSSsiwish to buy or not; we will treat you right. Come
their neighbors, but are bent on whist
playing, a custom that has become general
and is likely to become universal.
The great corporations who provide
transportation for the commuters to and
from their various employments in the
metropolis have come to understand that
it is demanded of them that they furnish
facilities for recreation during the fifteen,
twenty or fifty miles of travel each day, and
this recreation is card playing. But it is
rare, indeed, that a game is played for a
stake, great or small.
An incidental observer of t hese card play
ing commuters might conclude that there
are threedifferect grades, forced upon them
by their financial circumstances. Yet this
matter of finances is not what governfor
the man who can afford to pay 50 or $100
a year for his annual commutation to and
from his cou-ttry home can hardly be said
to be a victim of poverty.
The smoking cars, and there are two on
most of the trains, are fitted with small
tables, and the struggle to be first in the
seats as the train draws up to the station
suggests anything else than sober minded
and dignified men.
Other groups will rush for the baggage
car, where will be found lap boards and
camp chairs, provided and cared for by the
baggage master, to whom each quartet
gives a "cumshaw"' of a dollar a week for
this courteous duty. And the baggage
master is careful to see that none other
than the regular players have the use of
these boards and chairs.
But some demand or seek more exclusive
and luxurious privileges by having a car
solely to themselves. For instance, there
are about thirty of the commuters on the
Xew York, New Haven and Hartford rail
road from Stamford to New York who pay
Tor and enjoy the luxury of a special car,
.ind for which each commuter pays the
company fifty dollars a year in addition to
the regular fare.
This car is attached to the train which
leaves Stamford at 7:45 o'clock each morn
ing, nrriving at the Grand Central station
i.t 6M o'clock, and returns at 5:02 o'clock
in the afternoon. It is completely fur
i.ished with tables, seats, cards, wash
stands, towels, soap, etc., thus giving every
requisite desired, and no person other
than the members of the whist club, ex
cept upon invitation of one of the mem
ters, is permitted to ride in the car, no
ciatter how many passengers there may be
on the train. It is, for the time being, the
personal property of tbe players. New
A Correspondent's Idea of "'ewa."
On one occasion, wheu I was holding
d iwn the telegraph desk on a wide awake
city paper, and also corresponding for two
p-oniinent eastern journals, I bad on the
list a rural correspondent who had driven
several state and telegraph editors to drink.
Oae night he sent 300 words about the
diath of "an esteemed fellow townsman."
It niicht have been well to have read the
telegram as an eulogy at the funeral, but
it was of no use to us as a dispatch, for
"in esteemed fellow townsman" wasn't of
the slightest importance outside of his own
little neighborhood. It was my intention
to kindly show the correspondent the error
of his way as soon as I could get time to
write him. I trembled to think how he
wt nld deluge us with telegrams if any
th.ng really important should occur.. My
lei rs were needless. About 11 o'clock the
nest night after tbe receipt of bis long dis
pa 'h about the demise of one of his ac
qu tintances he sent this able special:
The poorhouse. one mile from town,
bu-ned to the ground at S o'clock this
evt ning, and four persons were roasted
ali-'e in it. Will send particulars tomor
rov." To say there was gnashing of teeth
wired the idiot to send us some new W.
the holocaust, but he had gone home to
bed. Then came dispatches from the New
York papers telling me to rush 500 words
about the fire, for tbey supposed we would i
have something concerning it. We trie 1
to tall up the telegraph operator at the
point where lived the idiot correspondent.
o.i ,. iv . , . .. I
UUU p,UUG AJUUJC MG OTU, C IVJ, Villi
the?e the next day to get the facts, and I
told him to call in on his way and throttle
the correspondent. Indianapolis Sentinel.
Popularity of Bruaaela Lace.
Ater Waterloo M. Trayaux, a leading
lac merchant, turned his warehouse into
a hospital for British soldiers. Such virtue
was not left to be its ewu reward. His
good action was noised abroad, and when
the utream of tourists set in again all the
English made it a point of honor to buy
lace of him, hence in a few years his for
tune was made.
Many attempts have been made to make
Brussels lace away from Brussels, alwrys
though without success. Though tbe me
chanical processes are strictly follower1.,
something in the air or water or soil gives
a hall mark that nothing else can attain.
New York Herald.
"Can you support my daughter in tbe
style to which she is accustomed?" asked
"I can, but I won't," returned the care
ful yc ring man. I'm not extravagant."
H arnr's Bazar.
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
Come in everybody and call on
see our goods and compare prices. We are satisfied
we can suit you. We carry no trash, only first-class,
I strictly reliable goods, which we guarantee. We buy
our goods direct from the factory for spot cash, and
will GUARANTEE our prices as low as the lowest.
BOSTON SHOE STORE,
1623 Second Ave., Rock Island.
.411 Gc ods Marked in Plain Figures. Stbictly One Pbice.
l uttelfish Man.
She It's a bull, and he's coming right
at us! What shall we do?
He Well, don't stand there doing
nothing! Come and help ine to climb
this tree! Munsey's Weekly.
Wilder Latest Story.
"Once upon a time," said Marshall P.
Wilder to a group of interested English
men in his hotel, "a little nigger sat at
a table pounding his thumb nail with a
hammer," and the famous story teller
screwed his face into comical grimaces,
expressive of recurring pain, while bis
hands went through the motions sug
gested by the story.
"Presently," he continued, "a man
asked him what he was doing that for.
'Cause,' whimpered the nigger, 'it
feels so good when I stop.' " New York
Strong in Death.
Friend of the Editor (in newspaper of
fice at 3 a. in.) You 6eem to be awfully
tickled over that article you are writing.
Editor It's a short announcement that
this is tbe last issue of The Morning
Corkscrew. We can't keep the paper
going any longer. Tin going to slap this
! in tVi f ' it 7n n n .1 rrr tr, nvocc
Friencl I can't see anything in that to
be jolly over.
Editor Why, blame it, man, we scoop
every paper in town on it! Chicago
Made Some Difference.
"Y"es," she murmured, "I loved him.
He waS not worthy of me, but
I felt I
covld not give him up. So my parents
took me across the ocean."
"Did that make any difference in your
"Yes. The second day out I felt as if
j cotiia give up everything."
And she changed the subject. Chicago
She 1 want to get a real nice comedy
suitable for an amateur theatrical com
pany. Clerk Yes, ma'am. How would you
like to look over some of Shakespeare's
tragedies Brooklyn Life.
Itrlcht Enough That Way.
White I don't think that Gus De Jay
knows enough to pick up chips.
Greene He knew enough to pick up
all I put down last night. New York
"How did they hang your picture of
your fox terrier?"
"Most inappropriately. They made a
eky of it" New York Herald.
Under tbe old blue laws of Connecticut
"any man who shall stand by and see two
dogs fight and not try to separate them
shall tie deemed guilty of a breach of tbe
peace, and shall lie in jail the length of
seven days and nights." -
U. S. Gov't Rrrjcrt, Aug. 17, 1889.
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